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Salsa Workshops for Primary Schools

KS1 and KS2

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Bring this interactive workshop to your school and engage children with international dancing and music in Spanish! Ideal for Cuban day, European day of languages, International weeks and  Spanish days.

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Children will learn amazing facts about Cuba, salsa dancing styles and instruments,  travelling to this beautiful island through music. They will also learn how to dance basic steps individually and in groups with a male and female salsa dancers.

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A percussionist teacher will share his passion about salsa instruments like bongos, cajón, campana, shaker, güiro and clave and  children will play some rhythms with him. The group will do a small choreographed salsa dance playing instruments.

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Facilitators: Talented female and male salsa dancers.  Percussionist teacher, optional.

Duration: from 1 hour to 2 hours

Participants: up to 30 children from reception to year3 and up to 60 children from year 4 to year 6.

Number of sessions: 5 sessions per team, several teams available.

Note: This workshop can be adjusted to cater larger groups of students in English, Spanish or both languages. We have held Spanish days with up to 790 participants from 9am to 3pm.

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Testimonials

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“We invited Canela fina to run Salsa workshop for KS2 as part of our school ‘Spanish Day’. Teachers really impressed both children and staff with his exciting dancing salsa steps and assemblies . They were very flexible and addressed children of all age groups in a kind and dedicated manner. They encouraged all children to move in a variety of ways and to use different salsa steps. The children were very excited to have the opportunity to have a go at SALSA, and their approach meant that the children were easily able to access it.

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The rhythm games were well structured and enjoyable, and the children had the opportunity to be creative and develop their own ideas. The pace of the session meant that the children were fully engaged, and the hall was set in the context of Latin America/ Spanish culture. Both boys and girls were inspired by their teaching, their positive encouragement and calm manner were exemplary. The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, they were buzzing with their new dance moves and keen to repeat the performance. The SALSA teaching really enriched our Spanish day and the children got to learn more about the culture and language. A fun day was certainly had by all, with thanks to CANELA FINA ! We would highly recommend you!​

Montserrat Waobikeze “Señorita Monse​”MFL/international Co-ordinatorWoodlands Primary School – 360 year 4,5 & 6 students

 

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